Every Little Step (image 1)

In order to get a job on Broadway, you have to give an opening night finished performance.

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Screened as part of NZIFF 2009

Every Little Step 2008

Directed by Adam Del Deo, James D. Stern

This documentary chronicles a heart-stopping series of auditions for the 2006 Broadway revival of A Chorus Line. “A thrilling combination of documentary and musical dazzler.” — Rolling Stone

USA In English
95 minutes 35mm

Directors, Producers

Editors

Fernando Villena
,
Brad Fuller

Music

Marvin Hamlisch
,
Jane Antonia Cornish

With

Charlotte D’Amboise
,
Jessica Lee Goldyn
,
Yuka Takara
,
Jason Tam
,
Chryssie Whitehead
,
Deidre Goodwin
,
Rachelle Rak
,
Bob Avian
,
Donna McKechnie
,
Baayork Lee
,
Marvin Hamlisch
,
Jacques D’Amboise
,
Jay Binder

Festivals

Toronto 2008; New Directors/New Films, San Francisco 2009

Elsewhere

A Chorus Line did for the Broadway musical in 1975 what Robert Altman's Nashville did for the movies. It saw through stardom to find the heart of show business in the personal struggles of a group of individuals auditioning to join the streamlined anonymity of a Broadway chorus line. Countless productions later, its characters, like its classic Marvin Hamlisch score, are indelibly etched on the hearts of anyone anywhere who ever auditioned for a show. This utterly absorbing behind-the-scenes documentary follows the auditions for the recent Broadway revival, tacitly comparing the auditioners of the original show with their dazzling, media-savvy descendants in the post-American Idol era. Even if you know who got through it's heart-in-the-mouth stuff. — BG

“It's a documentary... that asks you to share the joy, vulnerability, heartbreak, and love of a bunch of dancers trying out for a musical about a bunch of dancers trying out for a musical. It is, in other words, a movie as layered and enthralling as its subject.” — Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly